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amestaper
09-08-2010, 03:58 PM
Has anybody any experience using a Rocksplicer (http://www.wilcotools.com/whats_a_blocker.html) for sheeting and taping butt joints on this side of the Atlantic? It appears to be a good idea but $67 for 20 lengths from this company (http://eastcoastdrywall.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=10&products_id=28&osCsid=0a0e3b009c32d49b3ff1372b448fe88c) were the only prices I could find online.

http://www.wilcotools.com/splicer_images/splicer-butted.jpg http://www.wilcotools.com/splicer_images/ruler1.jpg http://www.wilcotools.com/splicer_images/ruler-flat.jpg

TonyM
09-08-2010, 07:14 PM
It would make a better job on the butts, but will push your boarding rate up, which your customers aren't going to like.

Brian S
15-08-2010, 05:58 PM
I think you could make these very cheaply. 3/8 or 1/2 inch ply/chjpboard cut in 6 inch strips, and staple 2 strips 1" wide of dpc on each side.

How many do you use in, say a house, 10. 15, ?
16 lengths out of 1 sheet of ply/chipboard, just seen chipboard at 10.40 an 8x4 sheet.

Materials cost about 80p a length and would probably take 10 to 15 mins (approx) to make 16

TonyM
15-08-2010, 08:32 PM
They aren't just strips of mdf or whatever Brian. They have a depression in them to pull the board edges into, to replicate a tapered edge. Otherwise it would result in just another normal butt joint.

Brian S
15-08-2010, 10:04 PM
Tony
Hence the 2 strips of dpc down each edge to create a depression in the middle

TonyM
15-08-2010, 10:20 PM
Tony
Hence the 2 strips of dpc down each edge to create a depression in the middle

Sorry, didn't read all your previous post properly.